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Blowball is a nostalgic watch, to remind you of your childhood.

The individual seeds on the watch face break away and come together at different points in the day.

Every time the watch reaches 12 o'clock the picture joins up to make a full dandelion head.

Two flies mixed in with the seeds point to the hours and the minutes.

Blowball watch sequence

Blowball was designed by Fanny Shorter and made by us in London. Every colour you can see in the design was mixed and printed, before the discs were cut and assembled one at a time.

Fanny Shorter is a designer and illustrator, her work is inspired by nature is usually on a large scale for interiors and products. So it was an interesting challenge to scale down her work to the small size of a watch face.

Blowball was originally released in a mini-edition of just 50 pieces back in 2013.

Other watches designed by Fanny Shorter include: Tour Du Monde, Vingt Mille and most recently, The Promise of Happiness.

Fanny Shorter

Portrait of Fanny Shorter

Fanny Shorter is a designer and printmaker. She grew up in the quintessentially English county town of Winchester, surrounded by historic architecture and idyllic countryside. Her upbringing formed an enduring influence on her designs and how her work is manufactured.

Fanny originally trained as an illustrator at Brighton University. In 2011 she established her eponymous range of textiles, prints and accessories from her studio at Cockpit Arts in London.

You can see more of Fanny Shorter's work here.

Blowball details

Size: medium / unisex

Strap: 18mm stainless steel - silver mesh (other options available here)

Width (3 o'clock to 9 o'clock): 37mm

Height (from lug to lug): 46mm

Glass: mineral

Largest strap diameter: 205mm

Smallest strap diameter: 150mm

Case: stainless steel - polished silver

Mechanism: quartz - Ronda 503

Waterproof: yes! 5ATM

Guarantee: 12 months - any problems after this time, we’re happy to help

Live Demo

Want to see a live demo of this watch? Visit this page on your PC or laptop.

Worldwide shipping available


Orders within the UK are sent using Royal Mail Tracked 24 (£5.95).

If you place your order with us before 2pm, it should arrive the following working day. You will be sent a tracking number when it has been dispatched.

If you are based in London and would prefer to collect your order from our store, contact us and we can refund your shipping costs. Please note, due to high demand we are unable to reserve limited edition watches for collection in store.


Orders can be sent International Tracked or Fedex.

International Tracked (£8.00) takes 3 to 7 working days.

Fedex (£35) usually takes 1 to 3 working days.

Rest of the world

Orders from outside of Europe can be sent International Tracked or Fedex (recommended for countries with unreliable local postal services).

International Tracked (£10.50) usually takes 5 to 7 working days.

Fedex (£30-50 depending on location) takes 1 to 3 working days.


All shipping options are trackable and fully insured, when your order is dispatched you will be emailed the tracking details.

Updates on the International Tracked and Signed service is via your national postal service, FedEx deliveries are trackable on the FedEx website.


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